20 Bucket Bags to Carry Year-Round

No Mansur Gavriels available? No problem.
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No Mansur Gavriels available? No problem.
Spotted at Tokyo Fashion Week. Photo: Alfie Goodrich/Getty Images

Spotted at Tokyo Fashion Week. Photo: Alfie Goodrich/Getty Images

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this past year, you’ve probably noticed that bucket bags are a very big deal. They are — for lack of a better term — "It."

Of course, you can thank Mansur Gavriel for that one. The New York-based label’s signature no-frills leather bucket bag ignited such a frenzy amongst fashion editors and celebs when it appeared in 2012 that almost no one can get their hands on one even today: The $495 streamlined bag is sold out in every single color everywhere — including on the brand’s own website.

Bucket bags, as seen on showgoers in New York, London and Paris this February. Photos: Imaxtree

Bucket bags, as seen on showgoers in New York, London and Paris this February. Photos: Imaxtree

That's annoying if you still really want the original, but we suggest you keep an open mind. You see, It bags rarely exist in a vacuum, and never has that been truer than now. There are plenty of equally cool (and some might argue, better) alternatives available for the choosing. And best of all, they come at every price point and in every aesthetic, too. From Proenza Schouler’s black and white houndstooth version ($1,650) to Gap’s tomato red mini ($80) to Saint Laurent’s studded and fringed whopper ($4,250), the options are almost as endless as the Mansur Gavriel waiting list itself. Here, the most covet-worthy of the bunch.